The IoT will meet 5G soon, but not with the old SIM cards

The IoT will meet 5G soon, but not with the old SIM cards
by Tom Simon on 05-16-2019 at 7:00 am

By now you have probably realized that 5G is a lot more than an incremental change from previous 3G and 4G cellular technology. For instance, 5G will be used to connect our phones in completely new ways, such as with microcells in urban areas using mm-wavelength signals. 5G will also include two low power protocols that are intended… Read More


Compute at the Edge

Compute at the Edge
by Bernard Murphy on 05-01-2019 at 7:00 am

At first glance, this seems like a ho-hum topic- just use whatever Arm or RISC-V solution you need – but think again. We’re now expecting to push an awful lot of functionality into these edge devices. Our imaginations don’t care about power, performance and cost; everything should be possible so let’s keep adding cool features.… Read More


Low Cost & Power NB-IoT Solution? Fusion F1 DSP based Modem!

Low Cost & Power NB-IoT Solution? Fusion F1 DSP based Modem!
by Eric Esteve on 07-26-2018 at 12:00 pm

Supporting NB-IoT requires low cost (optimized silicon footprint) and ultra-low power solution to cope with IoT device requirement. Cadence Fusion F1 DSP IP has been integrated in modem IC by two new customers, Xinyi and Rafael, gaining traction in NB-IoT market. These design-win builds on previous momentum: software GPS solution… Read More


Webinar: Custom SoCs for Narrowband IoT

Webinar: Custom SoCs for Narrowband IoT
by Daniel Nenni on 05-30-2018 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedThis joint CEVA and Open-Silicon webinar, moderated by myself, will elaborate on Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) custom SoC solutions that are based on the CEVA-Dragonfly IP subsystem, and serve a wide range of cost- and power-sensitive IoT applications. Those joining the webinar will learn about the CEVA-Dragonfly … Read More


New Protocol (NB- IoT) Requires New DSP IP and New Business Model

New Protocol (NB- IoT) Requires New DSP IP and New Business Model
by Eric Esteve on 02-23-2017 at 12:10 pm

If we agree on the definition of IoT as a distributed set of services based on sensing, sharing and controlling through new nodes, we realize that these nodes are a big hardware opportunity. The chip makers and IP vendors have to create innovative SoC, delivering high performance at low cost and low energy. Moreover, the new systems… Read More


Enter the Cellular IoT

Enter the Cellular IoT
by Bernard Murphy on 12-16-2016 at 7:00 am

You could be forgiven for thinking that wireless in an IoT device must be Bluetooth-5 or Zigbee or Thread. After all, that’s what ARM has introduced as a part of their IoT solution and they have market weight that is difficult to dismiss. However those options aren’t the only game in town. There is already some level of (second… Read More


Targeting Cat-NB1 instructions delivers power savings

Targeting Cat-NB1 instructions delivers power savings
by Don Dingee on 10-10-2016 at 4:00 pm

If one wireless IoT technology fit every possible use case, we would have one specification. Many tradeoffs – battery life, mobility, indoor coverage, licensed versus unlicensed spectrum, and more – have made for many potential solutions. A heated discussion right now is over the future of LPWAN technologies, with LoRA, SIGFOX,… Read More


The Perfect Wearable SoC…?

The Perfect Wearable SoC…?
by Rick Tewell on 08-23-2016 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedPower is Everything
During Apollo 13 after the oxygen tank in the service module exploded forcing the crew to use the lunar module as a life boat to get back home, John Aaron – an incredibly gifted NASA engineer who was tasked with getting the Apollo 13 crew back home safely – flatly stated “Power isRead More


Webinar from CEVA: Machine Type Communication

Webinar from CEVA: Machine Type Communication
by Eric Esteve on 03-07-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedBy 2020, ABI Research predicts that there will be more than 45 billion connected devices worldwide. More than half of these devices will incorporate multiple standards in the same device, such as Wi-Fi, 802.15.4g, GNSS and cellular communications.

This webinar will address the question: How To Design a LTE-BasedRead More


Low end LTE UE categories seeing more action

Low end LTE UE categories seeing more action
by Don Dingee on 02-08-2016 at 4:00 pm

Most of our attention goes toward the higher end of the LTE UE categories – ones designed for moving large amounts of multimedia data from smartphones and tablets concurrently with voice traffic. An equally interesting discussion is taking shape at the low end of the LTE UE categories targeting M2M and IoT devices with power-efficient,… Read More